Now that I'm at the one week mark, I think the most difficult thing I'm feeling is the sense of aimlessness. I can't seem to settle on anything. When I'm at the beach, I'm thinking of what I need to be doing in the house, yet when I'm in the house, I'm thinking it's a waste of time to be indoors. I go into a room, wander into another, pick up a book, pick up my knitting, pick up the phone, or start cleaning something. I know I'll settle into a routine soon enough, especially once I go back to work next Monday, but it is challenging at the moment. Thank you to all who have commented or emailed; it is so lovely to feel your support.
I'm not sure why the water has been looking so sparkly lately, but probably something to do with the angle of the sun's rays. These were taken early Saturday morning.
I've been weeding all the flower beds, an hour here and there. Can't do longer stretches because of the heat and/or my sore toe, but it is looking better.
I will take the winter to decide how to change a few things up so that there is less maintenance for me. I think planting more rosemary is in my future though. Such a great plant for this area.
I like my homemade wreath on the front door, but I think it needs something else; a bow, maybe?
One of the changes inside has been to swap my craft room from the front bedroom to the back one, which is a tiny bit larger and has two windows. And this piece of furniture is now a yarn cupboard. I'm nervous about taking it out of the ziplock bags, but I've put plenty of moth repellant herbs in there.
The room is still a mess, but I'm taking my time. Truthfully, I'm a bit overwhelmed and will work on it when the mood strikes me.
This photo of Gracie was taken last week on one of our hotter days. I had the ceiling fan and the floor fan going.